Complete C.V. (PDF format) (last updated on September 27, 2013)


Born:                  Rimini (Italy)

Marital Status:  Married, two children

Languages:        Italian (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fair)


Employment History

09/2011 - Current - Associate Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University

06/2003 - 08/2011 - Assistant Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University

09/2000 - 05/2003 - Assistant Professor of Finance, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University


Other Appointments

Faculty Research Fellow, NBER

Associate Research Fellow, CIREQ

Senior Fellow, RCEA

Co-editor, Economic Inquiry



2000    Ph.D. in Economics, University of Rochester  

1998    M.A. in Economics, University of Rochester

1993    B.A. in Economics, Universita' di Bologna - Magna Cum Laude


Papers published or accepted for publication

Cross-Sectoral Variation in The Volatility of Plant-Level Idiosyncratic Shocks, with Rui Castro and Yoonsoo Lee, Journal of Industrial Economics, forthcoming

A Theory of Firm Decline, with Tom Cooley and Sonia Di Giannatale , Review of Economic Dynamics, Volume 13, Issue 4, October 2010, pages 861-885.

Asset Pricing in a Production Economy with Chew-Dekel Preferences, with Claudio Campanale and Rui Castro , Review of Economic Dynamics, Volume 13, Issue 2, March 2010, pages 379-402.

The Economic Effects of Improving Investor Rights in Portugal, with Rui Castro , Portuguese Economic Journal, Volume 8, Issue 2, August 2009, pages 59-97.

Legal Institutions, Sectoral Heterogeneity, and Economic Development, with Rui Castro and Glenn MacDonald , Review of Economic Studies, Volume 76, Issue 2, April 2009, pages 529-561.

Stock Grants as a Commitment Device, with Tom Cooley and Cheng Wang , Journal or Economic Dynamics and Control, Volume 30, Issue 11, November 2006, pages 2191-2216

A Theory of Financing Constraints and Firm Dynamics , with Hugo Hopenhayn , Quarterly Journal of  Economics, Volume 121, Issue 1, February 2006, pages 229-265

Investor Protection, Optimal Incentives, and Economic Growth, with Rui Castro and Glenn MacDonald - Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 119, Issue 3, August 2004, pages 1131-1175.

Other publications

Comment on: "Financial Globalization, Financial Crises, and Contagion" by Enrique G. Mendoza and Vincenzo Quadrini. , Journal of Monetary Economics, Volume 57, Issue 1, January 2010, pages 40-44.

Rethinking Compensation in Financial Firms, with Thomas Cooley, Matthew Richardson, and Ingo Walter, in "Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System",  edited by Viral Acharya and Matthew Richardson, John Wiles & Sons, March 2009.